As an employee, you have certain rights that your employer has to adhere to. If they don’t, they could be facing a lot of problems. You might be feeling as though your employer is being unfair to you, but you can’t do anything about it. That’s where you would be wrong, there is something that you can do. Let’s look at some of the things that could be happening to you that might be unfair and what you can do about it.
Overtime Without Pay
You do not have to work overtime without pay. You should not fear for your job if your employer asks and you refuse if they are not willing to pay you for the extra time that you would be putting in. This has come to light most recently with the Rockstar situation where it is alleged that employees were working 100 hour weeks without being paid for overtime. If you boss asks you to stay for overtime and you can’t, or you simply don’t want to, you should say no. If this has negative repercussions for you, then you are being treated unfairly.
Unsafe And Uncaring
You have the right to feel safe in your place of employment. If you don’t, then you should take this up with the management of the company that you work for. You should not be letting any safety regulations slide because this could lead to someone getting hurt. It might also be the case that if you or someone else has been injured on the premises, your employer refused to pay workers compensation. This is not fair on the employees, and you can look at details online about how to claim what you are entitled to. Do this and make sure your employer does not get away with treating you and the other employees unfairly.
Unprofessional and Out of Line
Is your boss unprofessional with you? Do they make jokes that make you feel uncomfortable? Or, they might just pick on you and are just unnecessarily mean or condescending to you. If this is happening to you, then you are being mistreated by your employer, and you need to report it to someone over their head. Whether that be the head of the company or just your boss’s superior, someone needs to know about what’s been going on.
What Can You Do?
You have a number of options if you feel as though you are being treated unfairly. The first of these is to talk to a lawyer and see if you have a case against the company. If you do and want to proceed, your lawyer will be able to advise you on this. Or, you can talk to someone higher up in the company. There is always going to be someone higher up in the hierarchy, and they might be able to help you with the problems that you are currently facing.
We hope that you have found this article helpful and are more aware of some of the things that count as being unfairly treated by your employer. We also hope that you feel more aware of how to handle this situation if it arises.